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The SEI Student Support Portal is your one stop online resource to find the answers to the most common questions about our training program and the overall SEI Student experience. Here you will find resources, including certification information, our training program structure, tuition and scholarship information, and other commonly asked questions. If you have questions that are not found here in the SEI Student Support Portal or would like to speak with a Student Services Counselor, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone.

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What are your In-person Classes & Labs like?

Our main training facility is in Paonia, CO. Our Paonia, CO classroom and state-of-the-art lab facility are excellent learning environments, conducive to both deep focus and having fun. Located in the town of Paonia (pronounced PAY OH KNEE UH), on the Western Slope of Colorado, there is no lack of beautiful views and nice weather. In addition to our training facility in Paonia, CO, we have a lab facility in Costa Rica and have also established a dedicated Middle East and Africa program to better serve the needs of this emerging region.

What’s the town of Paonia like?

Paonia is a wonderful place to visit, with tons of outdoor hiking, fishing and biking opportunities, vineyards and farm-to-table restaurants.  Many students will stay a few days before and after the training week to enjoy the area and make a small training vacation out of it, sometimes even bringing along the family. More Info…

What are your Costa Rica Labs like?

As of 2019, we began offering our PV201L grid based hands on course in our lab yard in Costa Rica. This course is usually offered one time per year during Colorado´s winter months. The course is taught by SEI instructors in a state of the art lab yard, the material is conducted in English. It has the same format as our similar lab course in Paonia, as it is taught for five days from Monday to Friday.

What’s the Costa Rica location like?

Costa Rica is a beautiful place to visit, so if you have time to add to your trip at the beginning or end of the course, it is highly recommended as you may want to travel and get to see other parts of the country. There are two airports in Costa Rica, the closest one to the Lab yard is the San Juan International Airport, airport code SJO, which is about a two hour drive from your course. We have a venue page where you can read all information regarding the location, and if you ask we will happily provide you with our resource guide with additional details regarding expectations of the course and the country.